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Tokyo Olympic Games and Miyairi Valve Mfg. Co.


Tokyo Olympic

 The Japanese Olympic Committee and the Bureau of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation are currently moving ahead with various events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games as a lead up toward building momentum for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 As one aspect of these events, the 50th anniversary memorial week took place in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Memorial displays there included a replica of the Olympic cauldron and medal-winners' podium, medals, official uniform and other valuable articles. Actually, our valves and piping works were used in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games cauldron. The look in those days was described in our Oct. 1964 company news letter, "MS Friend", as follows. We would like to bring that to your attention although a little long.

 The Tokyo Olympic, the first Olympic Games in Asia, took place under deeply clear blue autumn skies. The state of things that day, which were televised and broadcast over the radio, does not need to be repeated here.

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 And now, was our Miyairi Valve Mfg. Co. associated in any sense with the Tokyo Olympic Games, the sports fest of the century, which had been thus opened and finished? That festive and gorgeous surface would have enabled nobody, including people from our company, to realize our company’s association with the Games, if simply viewed. Actually, though, Miyairi Valve Mfg. Co. was no mere onlooker in the ceremonies, but played an actual part of them. Some people may be surprised by this statement. Not only in the national arena but anywhere else there was a cauldron, an Olympic flame went on burning with an orange-colored blaze continuously for two weeks, day and night. Needless to say, these flames were fueled by LP gas. We are sure that all of you now know, as we have told this much of the story, our association with the Games through valves. That’s right. Wherever it may be, Miyairi Valve Mfg. Co. undoubtedly gets into the picture if LP gas is involved. Olympic cauldrons of paramount importance needed valves from us due to our high-precision technologies and reputation for reliability. It is no exaggeration to say our valves played an important part in the cauldrons, and successfully carried out the mission assigned to them. Approx. 90% of the valves used for that event were our products as seen on the separate piping diagram.

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 We are very proud of the fact that our valves worked accurately and played an off-stage part eventfully to support the success of the Tokyo Olympic Games, even though their role was essentially an invisible one. It is entirely true that this is a good instance of having shaped all our employees’ usual efforts. If we consider how far ahead it will be before the next Olympic Games are held in the Asian Continent or Tokyo, we can only assume that sales personnel and factory-line workers at the Kofu factory must heve been moved deeply by the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. The memory of the Olympic Games will root deeply in their heart with an extraordinary impression as a very special lifetime event to remember. Moreover, these Olympic Games will allow such people to take pleasure of having been engaged in work toward the successful implementation of the event.


 We can feel their pride and sense of exaltation at having shared in the Games as the top manufacturer of LP gas. The times are advancing toward new energies. We will commit ourselves to continue to move forward toward development of new products, never forgetting the mettle and pride of our company predecessors of 50 years ago.

 ※The National Stadium photo courtesy of Japan Sports Council



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